The ubiquitous Tampa Two defense will have a major
effect on December's playoff races. Keep an eye on these four Tampa Two--heavy
CHICAGO at NEW ENGLAND
Tom Brady, who's had success in the past against Tony
Dungy's schemes with the Colts, matches wits against Brian Urlacher and the
best Two defense in the NFL.
SEATTLE at DENVER
The Seahawks should have Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun
Alexander back to try to pick apart Denver's Tampa Two, anchored by safety John
Lynch and middle man Al Wilson.
INDIANAPOLIS at JACKSONVILLE
Dueling Tampa Twos: Watch Peyton Manning try to find
holes in the Jaguars' zone while Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew attempt to
grind it out against the Colts' run D.
KANSAS CITY at SAN DIEGO
Best way to beat Tampa Two: run the ball. LaDainian
Tomlinson tore up Denver's zone last week in the Chargers' 35--27 stunner and
will try for a Two-fer against another AFC West rival.